HC Deb 12 December 1912 vol 45 cc776-7W

asked the the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in the event of an insurance card being lost in transit through the Post Office, the insured person is bound to produce a fresh card stamped with the contribution of his employer and himself, although the books of the employer show that the weekly deductions have been made, or lose his entire benefit; and whether any provision of an inexpensive form of registered envelope could be adopted so that in bonâ fide cases the entire loss should not fall on the insured person?


In any case in which it can be proved that a stamped card has been lost in the post the question of making good the loss out of moneys provided by Parliament will be considered. If any considerable number of cards were lost in the post I would communicate with my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General with regard to the suggestion in the last part of the question.